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Category: Great Lakes Wind Energy

Michigan’s Upper Thumb is considered the wind capital of the Great Lakes. It’s a topic that has divided many communities but is held as one of the many answers to climate change.

Here are some of our Great Lakes Wind Energy posts from over the years.

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Huron County Wind Farm Moratorium Didn’t Stop Wind Growth in Michigan

Huron County Michigan’s 2015 moratorium on new development of wind power in Michigan’s Thumb gave rise to the possibility that other wind and solar projects would pause in the Great Lakes region. That didn’t happen

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Consumers Energy Wind Farms

Consumers Energy has been conducting its own alternative energy projects since 2014. It owns and operates six industrial wind farms in Michigan and Ohio. The company contributes over 1000 Megawatts of power from its wind farm base. In the future, Consumers Energy plans to build up to 200 new turbines...

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Michigan Competitive in Wind Production, But Future Limited

Over the past twenty years, the Great Lakes region has been steadily increasing the number of in new wind projects and wind energy output. Now that pace looks to have slowed with more local communities placing acting tighter zoning control over industrial wind development.  However growth continues as the cost...

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DTE Energy on Wind Turbine Taxes – “Appeal Each One!”

DTE Appeals Taxes for Wind Turbines in 2016 “There’s an Appeal for Every Turbine”  That’s the statement made to the Huron Daily Tribune from Scott Simons, of DTE Energy Media Relations. DTE Energy has filed more than 60 appeals for wind turbines in the Michigan Thumb Wind parks in Huron...

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